Monday, May 6, 2019

BREAKING: Steve Mnuchin just refused to turn over President Trump's tax returns to Congress

China has placed nearly 1.5 a Million Muslims in concentration camps. They are subjected to torture in these camps This is a human rights atrocity. This is Ethnic cleansing. No one seems to care. THIS IS NOT OK! RETWEET THIS!

BREAKING: Treasury denies Chairman Neal's the tax return request - "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" - says Treasury is "not authorized" to release returns.

The US is now 4 months late in presenting its Magnitsky sanctions list to Congress. For the last 4 years new Magnitsky lists were presented every December. Last December it didn’t show up for the first time. Now Pompeo and Mnuchin are being challenged by congress on the delay.

The Massachusetts Republican Party is aiming to protect President Trump from primary challengers such as former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld by approving a new winner-takes-all delegate plan

"I had lives under my command lost, because Bolton, Cheney, and their ilk saw war as a first option. Donald Trump and John Bolton must not be allowed to follow in those footsteps, when it comes to #Iran." - @PaulDEaton52, former Iraq War commander

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz and The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth. Read the full announcement here:

New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced that her office has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Treasury Department and the IRS for failing to respond to legally mandated records requests.

Breaking News: Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president, more than 370 former federal prosecutors assert in statement

More than 370 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting that Mueller's findings would have produced obstruction charges against Trump — if not for the office he held.

Former Banker Extradited From Malaysia to United States to Face Charges in Multi-Billion Dollar Money Laundering And Bribery Scheme Relating to the 1MDB Fund

We cannot trust a lawless president to provoke war with Iran without justification. Congress should be briefed immediately. And no military action should be taken without Congressional authorization.

Mike Pompeo Praises Climate Change in the Arctic as ‘New Opportunities for Trade’

On the heels of the House Judiciary Committee initiating contempt proceedings re: the subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report, DOJ sent a letter inviting members to a negotiation session on Wednesday (the committee contempt vote is scheduled that day)

Opinion: Trump tries to silence another witness

“I think we’re seeing Donald Trump do what he's done best since he was in his 20’s which is inherit something and then pretend that he created it”

BREAKING: Chairman @RepCummings and all of the Oversight Democratic Members demand the White House produce documents on the #TrumpAdmin’s response to #HurricaneIrma and #HurricaneMaria. Full Release

Hitler was incompetent and lazy—and his Nazi government was an absolute clown show

Breaking: House Judiciary Chairman schedules Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

Breaking: Democrats prepare to hold William Barr in contempt

JUST IN: Congressional subpoena deadline expires for Justice Department to hand over full Mueller report to House panel

BREAKING: Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry's wife Meghan has gone into labor with their first child

The winning sand sculpture of 2019 Texas Sand Fest

May 6, 2019: It's going to be an interesting day in the NEWS.

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'

Trump's subpoena obstruction has fractured the Constitution's system of checks and balances

Click to copy RELATED TOPICS Biodiversity Animals Middle East Latin America North America Africa AP Top News Science United Nations Asia Pacific U.S. News Europe UN report says nature is in worst shape in human history

Michael Cohen heads to prison in Trump hush-money scheme

But, will we hear anywhere in the NEWS that today is the 6th month anniversary of Fox Nation’s twitter account going silent?

Putin is bombing hospitals in Syria. Trump won’t mention that, either.

Reminder: Today is the deadline that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin set for telling the House Ways and Means Committee whether he is going to give them Trump's tax returns.

BREAKING: For the first time ever, the CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa in Hawaii has reached 415PPM.

John Bolton appears to be more of the acting DefSec than the acting DefSec.

In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran - Donald J Trump

Infowars got banned by Facebook, so Trump just gave it a huge boost

Reminder: Today is the deadline House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has set for A.G. Barr to hand over the full, unredacted Mueller report. This is apparently Nadler's final offer. He has said the Committee will move to contempt proceedings if Barr does not comply.

Michael Cohen is going to prison today, per AP: “Once he gets to prison, Cohen will undergo medical and mental health screenings and be assigned a job, such as mowing the grounds or cleaning up the visiting room."

China is still preparing to send a delegation to Washington for trade talks despite Trump's latest threats to increase tariffs

President Trump has called for Robert Mueller to be barred from testifying to Congress

Many elderly in Venezuela have been essentially given up by their families. They're not unwanted -- far from it -- but are victims of a brutal choice: feed the children, or feed the grandparents

America is worth fighting for. Our freedoms are worth fighting for. Our constitution is worth fighting for. Our way of life, and the trust we have for each other is worth fighting for. We’re beating back the coward who cheated his way to our presidency. Let’s triple our efforts.

President Donald Trump says special counsel Robert Mueller shouldn't testify before Congress, a reversal from last week when he said he would leave the decision to Attorney General William Barr.

Trump says he won't let Don McGahn testify before Congress

Jon Karl: There are reports that some of the people who were part of the North Korean negotiating team in Hanoi were executed. Do we believe those reports? Sec. of State Mike Pompeo: I don't have anything to add to that...

Steven Mnuchin’s job is to protect the value of the dollar. Now, he’s also protecting Donald Trump’s tax returns

Given the Lincoln Battle Groups location in the Med, they should reach the Straight of Hormuz 2 or 3 days before Mueller testifies before Congress on the 15th of May. I have questions, big ones

Trump: 2 years of my term were ‘stollen’

Hey look, @realDonaldTrump has finally figured out that the Mueller Report is quite bad for Trump. That's why @POTUS is so scared of Robert Mueller testifying. But fortunately for the American people, Trump has no legal basis to stop Mueller from testifying.

A political organization run by David Bossie, Trump's ex-deputy campaign manager, has raised millions by saying it's supporting Trump-aligned conservative candidates — but has spent only a tiny fraction of that money supporting candidates, Axios reports.

While it leads a military coalition in Yemen against Iran-aligned Huthi rebels, Saudi Arabia is also ramping up aid projects across its southern neighbour amid international pressure to end the conflict

Life sure is cheap over there. (North Korea ‘executed four officials’ after failed US summit, report claims)

A tweet by the president could now set up the most consequential legal battle related to the special counsel’s probe

Russia engaged in warfare directed at US including recruiting yet unreported numbers of agents who were infiltrated into US political party activities to execute direct action related political demonstrations. It's also just called levying war. Why helping Russian was treason

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Apparently Pissed About His Depiction in Parkland Dad's Mural

EXPLAINER: Who pays Trump's tariffs - China and other exporters or U.S. customers?

Ex-Goldman banker extradited to U.S. for 1MDB charges, Edge says

NEW: US Dispatching Carrier + Bombers to Middle East.

Trump Issues Tariff Threat and China Considers Pulling Out of Talks

United States Secretary of State does Not deny reports that Kim Jong Il Executed some of the people that negotiated with him.

Trump’s diabolical plan to blow up democracy, get reelected and avoid jail just might work

BREAKING: Billionaire Tom Steyer is launching a campaign to get AG Barr disbarred from the Virginia State Bar.

Why is Bolton the one announcing this?

‘Mitch McConnell is no leader. He is the epitome of unprincipled power.’ — (at)RBReich explains how the Senate majority leader is willfully destroying the Senate for partisan gain

The strange, swampy saga of President Donald Trump and a Florida spa entrepreneur

Showdown looms between Congress and attorney general over Mueller report deadline

Analysis: Trump fans the flames of trade war, stays silent on China’s human rights abuses

Cohen to be imprisoned at facility that offers matzo ball soup, occasional visit home

Was a Russian Plot Behind the Venezuela Coup?

The President of the United States just retweeted a suggestion that his term should be extended for two years—never mind that pesky Constitution... The problem isn’t that people will take this seriously; it’s that enough people won’t think there’s anything wrong with the idea.

Trump would love a world war because he thinks it would help him get re-elected. Problem is this dumbo could blow up the planet!

NEW: US official says the carrier & bomber deployment announced by WH was based on clear indications of Iranian and Iranian proxy forces preparing for a possible attack on US forces in the region

Jerry Falwell calls for two years to be added to Trump’s term, provin’ he’s studied the Constitution as much he’s studied the Bible. (Note: Trump retweeted this)

Sen. Cory Booker: "Ask people if the numbers that Donald Trump touts are really making a difference in their lives... Americans are struggling. Their wages are low, or decades low. For the last 4 decades, I don't think they've budged that much."

Only a dictator would have power to stop someone in Mueller’s position from testifying to a duly authorized legislative or parliamentary inquiry into the leader’s wrongdoing. And only a dictator with a lot to hide would try to invoke such power.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "[President Trump's] not acting like the leader to protect our national security, because if he wanted to do that, his administration wouldn't be stopping the Secure Elections Act in its tracks."